For Local Professionals

Welcome to the

Building Retrofit Information Hub For Professionals

High energy prices and climate concerns mean more and more Herefordshire homeowners want to embark on a whole house retrofit – or want to know that their home is insulated well enough for a heat pump to make sense. Yet they really struggle to find the expertise they need locally.

We know that good building firms and heating installers in Herefordshire are busy. There’s not time to find out where to acquire the skills needed to deliver high-quality retrofit, which is where BUILDING SENSE from Herefordshire Green Network can help. We’re providing training, resources and collaboration opportunities to local building professionals that want to develop their sustainable and low-carbon construction knowledge and skills to meet their customers’ needs.

High Quality Fully Funded Training

We’re inviting a small number of Herefordshire building firms to step into retrofit and low-energy construction this summer via the Green Register’s skills-building Futureproof Essentials course. Its trainers are all experts in their field and offer a great opportunity to kickstart your knowledge.

Our funding from Herefordshire Council means that we can offer this completely free of charge. We’ve got 12 5 fully funded places available to builders, heating installers and associated trades, for people who want to offer their clients the benefit of their expertise in sustainable and low-carbon construction, who have a desire to learn, will share their experiences with others and work locally in Herefordshire.

The Futureproof Essentials online course will give you an understanding of the Whole House Retrofit (WHR) approach. You’ll learn all about the key issues of sustainable retrofit, making buildings more energy efficient, comfortable and healthy.

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Join the building sense network

We’re building a network of builders, educators, heating installers and associated professionals that are passionate about sustainability and climate change. We’re arranging socials, providing training, sharing information, putting you in touch with likeminded customers and making sure you hear about the latest retrofit developments in Herefordshire. Click here to join our network.